Wow. Where do I begin? Yes of course I could gloat, but hey, I’m above that, right? All you need to do is do a search of all tweets mentioning @RealitySteve since yesterday and you’ll see that my readers did the gloating for me last night. Hence the reason I didn’t tweet once. There really was no point. Back on July 3rd when I gave you the spoiler that Emily and Jef got engaged in Curacao, I knew it to be 1000% right. No tweets from Fleiss, or announcements of live ATFR shows, or anything written in tabloids over the last three weeks was gonna change what happened back on May 10th in Curacao. I stood by what I said on July 3rd and never wavered on anything. Did it take me a bit longer to get my info this season? Sure. Was there a report out in early May that she’d picked Jef? Yes. Congrats. But exactly zero major media outlets ran with it, and since I hadn’t confirmed it myself, I didn’t really care what anyone else was reporting. Could’ve been right, could’ve been wrong. Didn’t concern me. When I’m told by my sources what the ending is, that’s when I report it. Not when someone else says something, or rumors are circulating on the internet. I made absolutely certain on July 3rd when I posted that that was the ending that happened in Curacao, which it was. Over the last three weeks, I’ve been able to fill you in on some things that I learned since, which also all ended up being true. So yes, I consider this another successful season. Job well done, Steve. Thanks, Steve (Yes, I’m now talking to myself).
Tomorrow I will have your first “Bachelor Pad” recap, and it will continue every Tuesday for the duration of the show, which is 8 weeks long. Later on this week, I will give you an update on the spoilers for this season. Thought I would post them today, but still working a few things out.
Now comes the time in the column where I’d like to have a little fun at the tabloids expense. Wow. Were they even right about ANYTHING this season? Let’s run down what the three major tabloids had been reporting over the last few weeks:
In Touch: Remember this mess that they reported back on Wednesday, July 11th?
“It’s the most shocking Bachelorette finale ever!
In Touch can exclusively reveal that the man who proposes to Emily Maynard on the season finale, airing on July 22, was not her first choice. “He won by default,” an insider on the ABC show spills in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.
In fact, the insider reveals that the man who captured Emily’s heart rejected her at the penultimate hour. According to the insider, in an emotional scene filmed for the finale, Emily was enjoying a final date with one of her final two candidates — race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr., 30, and entrepreneur Jef Holm, 27 — when he got a sudden case of cold feet. “He said, ‘I don’t think we know each other nearly enough to even be entertaining this; I don’t think we should get engaged,’” says the insider.
“She was crying and begging him to reconsider,” says the insider, who says she even blurted out, “You’re the one I want to pick!” Despite this bombshell revelation, and her tearful pleas, Emily’s dream man walked off the show — and out of her life.
Whether viewers will get to watch this shocking twist play out on air, is still uncertain. But one thing’s for sure; despite being ditched by her dream man, Emily is now happily engaged and living with the other top contender. An insider, who recently spoke with Emily’s fiancé, said, “He told me, ‘We’re gonna get married, and we’re gonna have kids.’”
I’m gonna do my best Chandler Bing impression now: “Could they have BEEN more wrong?” Certainly didn’t look like to me that Emily wanted Arie all along, and when he refused to get engaged to her, she was crying hysterically and blurted out “You’re the one I want to pick!” Unbelievable. What a bunch of garbage. Oh by the way, the link to that story that ran on their website no longer works. Gee, I wonder why? Some editor must’ve ran to the computer last night and hit delete about 4 seconds after the show ended. Who makes up crap like this? And the worst part about it? The number of tweets and emails I got asking me if it was true that day. Update: The link actually is working today. Last night, it wasn’t. Sweet. Now you have even more visual proof of the nonsense they ran: http://www.intouchweekly.com/2012/07/emily_maynard_bachelorette_fin.php
Life & Style: They were the ones whose column I started reading on one of my video blogs about a month ago saying that the proposal happened just after midnight in a tented area that was blocked off from the public. And then later had a picture of Emily’s ring that was a circular cut. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. It must really be easy to write for a tabloid. All you need is apparently to have passed creative writing in high school or something and you’re golden.
Star: These beauties got quotes from Vienna on record saying that Emily ends up with Chris Harrison. And ran with it. As a legitimate story. WOW.
US Weekly: Honestly, I think every story that US Weekly ran this season about Emily was piggybacked from either my site or other tabloids. They never had one exclusive piece of news regarding her season, and once the other tabloids were wrong, well, they were wrong too. Maybe next season guys.